Seemingly inspired by old 50s cheesy sci-fi horror films with outrageous creatures like giant ants or mysterious aliens, 'Tremors" uses that foundation and injects fun into the proceedings. A hardscrabble community at a small desert community gets attacked by gigantic worms that travel under ground. But these creatures aren't just dumb monsters, they are also highly intelligent and are guided by the group's movements - making them a formidable foe for the town residents.
The film becomes a puzzle as the group attempts to figure out how to defeat these creatures. Director Ron Underwood moves "Tremors" at a quick pace allowing for the film's excitement level to barely decrease. In between action sequences, the film is still an enjoyable ride as the repartee is amusing and smart
Good credit belongs to the cast who keep the performances light and fun. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are loose, Reba McEntire and Michael Gross are wired.
"Tremors" is incredibly cheesy but wears its B-movie status on its sleeve. And for that "Tremors" deserves A-list credit.
"Tremors" is a fun adventure for anybody who likes horror movies. It has cool special effects, a decent plot, and some good acting. Kevin Bacon does a great job like usual, and so does everybody else, even country singer Reba McEntire. Some parts of the movie are funny, and others have good suspense while they try to defend themselves from these giant subterranian monsters. I recommend "Tremors" to anybody who likes horror movies with a hint of adventure and comedy in them. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.
I'm not sure how this gained such a cult following, but its a lot of stupid horror fun that features Kevin Bacon, which isn't a bad thing...unless your watching Footloose.
[Monster slams into a concrete retaining wall]
Earl Bassett: Stupid son-of-a-bitch, knocked itself cold!
Valentine McKee: Cold, my ass, he's dead! We killed it. We killed it! *Fuck you!*